Single Store Owner

DEC 2016

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DECEMBER 2016 / / 3 FROM THE EDITOR 570 Lake Cook Road, Ste. 310, Deerfield, IL. 60015 (224) 632-8200 Fax (224) 632-8266 For address changes, call (978) 671-0449 Editorial Editorial Director Don Longo (201) 855-7606 [email protected] Editor-in-Chief Linda Lisanti (201) 855-7608 [email protected] Senior Editor Melissa Kress (201) 855-7618 [email protected] Associate Editor Angela Hanson (201) 855-7619 [email protected] Associate Managing Editor Danielle Romano (201) 855-7604 [email protected] Contributing Editor Renée M. Covino (303) 741-3377 [email protected] Contributing Editor Tammy Mastroberte (201) 280-2614 [email protected] Art Director Michael Escobedo (224) 632-8245 [email protected] Director of Research Debra Chanil (201) 855-7605 [email protected] Advertising Sales & Business Group Brand Director Ron Lowy (330) 840-9557 [email protected] Business Development Manager Michael Hatherill (201) 855-7610 [email protected] Southeast Territory Account Manager Erika Cann (330) 357-9207 [email protected] Northeast Regional Sales Manager Rachel McGaffigan (508) 385-2545 [email protected] Account Executive/Classified Advertising Terry Kanganis (201) 855-7615 [email protected] Western Regional Sales Director Dian Melius (949) 387-1451 [email protected] Advertising/Production Manager Roz Gilman (224) 632-8243 [email protected] Classified Production Manager Mary Beth Medley (856) 809-0050 [email protected] Marketing & Promotion VP/Custom Media Division Pierce Hollingsworth (224) 632-8229 [email protected] Strategic Marketing Director Bruce Hendrickson (224) 632-8214 [email protected] Director of Production Kathryn Homenick (973) 358-4875 [email protected] Director of Events Pat Benkar (973) 607-1330 [email protected] Audience Development Manager Shelly Patton (215) 301-0593 [email protected] Audience Development Director Cindy Cardinal List Rental The Information Refinery (800) 529-9020 Brian Clotworthy Reprints & Licensing Wright's Media (877) 652-5295 [email protected] Subscriber Services/Single-Copy Purchases (978) 671-0449 [email protected] Executive Chairman Alan Glass President & CEO Peter Hoyt Chief Financial Officer Chris Stark Chief Customer Officer Ned Bardic Chief Business Development Officer Korry Stagnito Chief Digital Officer Joel Hughes Ann Berg Shoshone Market Round Mountain, Nev. Rick Bruning Quik Shop Gas Stop Trinity, N.C. Chris Carter Shout & Sack Vinita, Okla. Robin Gabriel Shell Food Mart Hinsdale, Ill. Steve Jones Johnny Junxions Bedford, Ind. Taylor Lilley Michelin Properties Las Vegas Beth Miller Classic Corner Madison, S.D. Ronson Shamoun OB Quik Shop San Diego, Calif. Brett Webber Discount Xpress Gulfport, Miss. Editorial Advisory Board The contents of this publication may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the consent of the publisher. The publisher is not responsible for product claims and representations. BY DON LONGO Not a Goodbye We're just changing to serve you even better in 2017 A fter serving the unique information needs of owners of single con- venience stores for the past 11 years, Convenience Store News for the Single Store Owner will cease publication as a standalone, freestanding magazine with this issue. We're incredibly proud that for more than a decade, Single Store Owner magazine provided the convenience store industry's single- store owners with access to industry trends, best practices, research, and information on distributors and new products. And we're very thankful to our advertisers who recognize the importance of the single-store segment and supported this magazine. However, it's time to find a more cost-effective way to not only continue providing unique small retailer-focused content, but also provide you with a broader perspective on the overall c-store industry, allowing you to take advantage of insights and practices followed by the bigger chains. Come 2017, we are changing to serve you even better. Starting next month, we will begin sending most of you a copy of our monthly flagship magazine, the award- winning Convenience Store News. For more than 40 years, Convenience Store News magazine has been the No. 1 source of news, competitive intelligence and professional networking for the key decision-makers in the convenience and fuel retailing industry. Convenience Store News will now provide expert coverage and analysis for ALL con- venience industry participants — global convenience retail chains, major petroleum brands, franchisers, franchisees, wholesalers and distributors, medium- and small-sized chains, and independent single stores. And, because we still recognize that the issues facing small operators and single-store owners are unique, we will devote dedicated content in every issue of Convenience Store News to targeted information that helps you be more successful. In addition to providing you dedicated content every month (instead of every other month), we will also send you a new weekly digital newsletter that is curated and written expressly for the small operator. Convenience Store News Small Operator will include independent operator profiles, turnaround stories, supply chain solutions, franchisee news, expert commentary on financial, inventory control, loss prevention and category management, and more. To receive all this robust, new content still dedicated to your unique information needs, all you have to do is: • Request a free subscription to Convenience Store News by filling out a subscription form via our online customer service center at; and • Sign up for our new, free digital newsletter, Convenience Store News Small Opera- tor, by going to our online e-newsletter sign-up page at So, this is not the end, but the beginning. The convenience store industry's single-store owners have been resilient and successful despite the challenges they face in the market, and Convenience Store News will do even more in the coming year to help you thrive. SSO DON LONGO Editorial Director [email protected] (201) 855-7606

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